Who Really Won?

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Local Ohio Election Board Officials Speak Up

If Ohio Secretary of State Blackwell's office is under the impression that the local county election boards are going to back up Blackwell's assertion that everything went well with Ohio's Presidential election, they are mistaken. My conversations with two of them, the two that the secretary's office directed me to call, suggest a long litany of issues that may very well have changed the outcome of the election. Franklin County's Anthony summed it up thusly, 'There are public hearings coming up, people are angry and want to see change. they want uniform voting and something they can have confidence in. People have no confidence in the system. If people have no confidence in the system, they will not participate in it. The perception is that it doesn't work.'